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Rodney family of Delaware

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  Caesar Rodney (1728-1784) — of Delaware. Born in Dover, Kent County, Del., October 7, 1728. Member of Delaware state legislature, 1762; justice of Delaware state supreme court, 1769; Delegate to Continental Congress from Delaware, 1774; signer, Declaration of Independence, 1776; President of Delaware, 1778-81. Died June 26, 1784 (age 55 years, 263 days). Original interment in private or family graveyard; reinterment at Christ Church Cemetery, Dover, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Ceasar Rodney (1707-1745) and Elizabeth Maude (Crawford) Rodney (1709-1763); brother of Thomas Rodney; uncle of Caesar Augustus Rodney; granduncle of Thomas McKean Rodney; first cousin once removed of Daniel Rodney and Caleb Rodney; first cousin twice removed of George Brydges Rodney; first cousin thrice removed of John Henry Rodney; first cousin four times removed of Caleb Rodney Layton and Reynolds Clough (1875-1918).
  Political family: Rodney family of Delaware (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Thomas Rodney (1744-1811) — of Delaware. Born near Dover, Kent County, Del., June 4, 1744. State court judge in Delaware, 1778; Delegate to Continental Congress from Delaware, 1781; member of Delaware state legislature, 1787; justice of Delaware state supreme court, 1802; judge of Mississippi territorial supreme court, 1803; federal judge, 1811. Died in Natchez, Adams County, Miss., January 2, 1811 (age 66 years, 212 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Ceasar Rodney (1707-1745) and Elizabeth Maude (Crawford) Rodney (1709-1763); brother of Caesar Rodney; married, April 8, 1771, to Elizabeth Fisher (1747-1783); father of Caesar Augustus Rodney; grandfather of Thomas McKean Rodney; first cousin once removed of Daniel Rodney and Caleb Rodney; first cousin twice removed of George Brydges Rodney; first cousin thrice removed of John Henry Rodney; first cousin four times removed of Caleb Rodney Layton and Reynolds Clough (1875-1918).
  Political family: Rodney family of Delaware (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Daniel Rodney (1764-1846) — of Delaware. Born in Delaware, September 10, 1764. Governor of Delaware, 1814-17; received 4 electoral votes for Vice-President, 1820; U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1822-23; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1826-27. Died September 2, 1846 (age 81 years, 357 days). Interment at St. Peter's Churchyard, Lewes, Del.
  Relatives: Son of John R. Rodney (1725-1792) and Ruth (Hunn) Rodney (1736-1806); brother of Caleb Rodney; married, March 5, 1788, to Sarah Fisher (1767-1853); married, August 3, 1837, to Jane W. Riggin; father of George Brydges Rodney; grandfather of John Henry Rodney; great-granduncle of Caleb Rodney Layton; first cousin once removed of Caesar Rodney and Thomas Rodney; first cousin thrice removed of Reynolds Clough (1875-1918); second cousin of Caesar Augustus Rodney; second cousin once removed of Thomas McKean Rodney; third cousin thrice removed of Roger Alfred Davis; fourth cousin once removed of John Albion Andrew.
  Political family: Rodney family of Delaware (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Caleb Rodney (1767-1840) — of Lewes, Sussex County, Del. Born in Lewes, Sussex County, Del., April 29, 1767. Merchant; member of Delaware state senate from Sussex County, 1806-08; Governor of Delaware, 1822-23. Died in Lewes, Sussex County, Del., April 29, 1840 (age 73 years, 0 days). Interment at St. Peter's Churchyard, Lewes, Del.
  Relatives: Son of John R. Rodney (1725-1792) and Ruth (Hunn) Rodney (1736-1806); brother of Daniel Rodney; married, November 30, 1796, to Elizabeth West (1771-1812); uncle of George Brydges Rodney; granduncle of John Henry Rodney; great-grandfather-in-law of John Moore Richardson (1858-1930); great-grandfather of Caleb Rodney Layton; first cousin once removed of Caesar Rodney and Thomas Rodney; first cousin thrice removed of Reynolds Clough; second cousin of Caesar Augustus Rodney; second cousin once removed of Thomas McKean Rodney; third cousin thrice removed of Roger Alfred Davis; fourth cousin once removed of John Albion Andrew.
  Political family: Rodney family of Delaware (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Caesar Augustus Rodney (1772-1824) — also known as Caesar A. Rodney — of Delaware. Born in Dover, Kent County, Del., January 4, 1772. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1803-05, 1821-22; U.S. Attorney General, 1807-11; served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Delaware state senate, 1815; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1822-23; U.S. Minister to Argentina, 1823-24, died in office 1824. Died in Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 10, 1824 (age 52 years, 158 days). Interment at English Churchyard, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  Presumably named for: Augustus Caesar
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Rodney and Elizabeth (Fisher) Rodney (1747-1783); married to Susan E. Hunn (1777-1839); father of Thomas McKean Rodney; nephew of Caesar Rodney; second cousin of Daniel Rodney and Caleb Rodney; second cousin once removed of George Brydges Rodney; second cousin twice removed of John Henry Rodney; second cousin thrice removed of Caleb Rodney Layton and Reynolds Clough (1875-1918).
  Political family: Rodney family of Delaware (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Thomas McKean Rodney (1800-1874) — also known as Thomas M. Rodney — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Dover, Kent County, Del., September 11, 1800. Whig. U.S. Consul in Matanzas, 1822-25, 1842-45, 1849-53; U.S. Commercial Agent (Consul) in Havana, 1825-29; delegate to Whig National Convention from Delaware, 1839 (member, Balloting Committee). Died April 24, 1874 (age 73 years, 225 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Caesar Augustus Rodney and Susan (Hunn) Rodney; married to Susan Maria Fromburger (1814-1863); grandson of Thomas Rodney; grandnephew of Caesar Rodney; second cousin once removed of Daniel Rodney and Caleb Rodney; third cousin of George Brydges Rodney; third cousin once removed of John Henry Rodney; third cousin twice removed of Caleb Rodney Layton and Reynolds Clough (1875-1918).
  Political family: Rodney family of Delaware (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  George Brydges Rodney (1803-1883) — also known as George B. Rodney — of New Castle, New Castle County, Del. Born in Lewes, Sussex County, Del., April 2, 1803. U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1841-45. Died in New Castle, New Castle County, Del., June 18, 1883 (age 80 years, 77 days). Interment at Immanuel Churchyard, New Castle, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Rodney and Sarah (Fisher) Rodney (1767-1853); married, June 22, 1829, to Mary Jane Duvall; father of John Henry Rodney; nephew of Caleb Rodney; first cousin twice removed of Caesar Rodney, Thomas Rodney and Caleb Rodney Layton; second cousin once removed of Caesar Augustus Rodney; second cousin twice removed of Reynolds Clough (1875-1918); third cousin of Thomas McKean Rodney.
  Political family: Rodney family of Delaware (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Albion Andrew (1818-1867) — also known as John A. Andrew — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Windham, Cumberland County, Maine, May 31, 1818. Republican. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1858; in 1859, he raised money for the defense of John Brown; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1860, 1864; Governor of Massachusetts, 1861-66. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., October 30, 1867 (age 49 years, 152 days). Interment at Hingham Cemetery, Hingham, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Jonathan Andrew and Nancy (Pierce) Andrew; married 1848 to Eliza Jane Hersey (1826-1898); father of John Forrester Andrew and Henry Hersey Andrew; second cousin twice removed of Timothy Pickering; third cousin twice removed of Luther Lawrence, Abbott Lawrence and John Prescott Bigelow; fourth cousin of Dudley Leavitt Pickman; fourth cousin once removed of Daniel Rodney, Caleb Rodney, Alonzo M. Garcelon (1813-1906), Amos Adams Lawrence, Samuel Abbott Green, Arlington Ansel Parrish and Columbus E. Parrish.
  Political families: Adsit-Garcelon family of Lewiston, Maine; Holden-Davis-Lawrence-Garcelon family of Massachusetts; Lawrence-Andrew-Rodney-Parrish family of Adel, Georgia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Henry Rodney (1839-1913) — also known as John H. Rodney — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in New Castle, New Castle County, Del., June 18, 1839. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Democratic National Committee from Delaware, 1888. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., August 13, 1913 (age 74 years, 56 days). Interment at Immanuel Churchyard, New Castle, Del.
  Relatives: Son of George Brydges Rodney and Mary Jane (Duvall) Rodney; grandson of Daniel Rodney; grandnephew of Caleb Rodney; first cousin thrice removed of Caesar Rodney and Thomas Rodney; second cousin once removed of Caleb Rodney Layton; second cousin twice removed of Caesar Augustus Rodney; third cousin once removed of Thomas McKean Rodney and Reynolds Clough (1875-1918).
  Political family: Rodney family of Delaware (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Caleb Rodney Layton (1851-1930) — also known as Caleb R. Layton — of Georgetown, Sussex County, Del. Born near Frankford, Sussex County, Del., September 8, 1851. Republican. Secretary of state of Delaware, 1901-05; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1904 (member, Resolutions Committee); U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1919-23; defeated, 1922. Died in Georgetown, Sussex County, Del., November 11, 1930 (age 79 years, 64 days). Interment at St. Paul's Episcopal Churchyard, Georgetown, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Henry Layton (1824-1892) and Elizabeth A. Layton (1831-1924); married to Annie Elizabeth Sipple (1849-1925); great-grandson of Caleb Rodney; great-grandnephew of Daniel Rodney; first cousin twice removed of George Brydges Rodney; first cousin four times removed of Caesar Rodney and Thomas Rodney; second cousin once removed of John Henry Rodney; second cousin thrice removed of Caesar Augustus Rodney; third cousin twice removed of Thomas McKean Rodney; third cousin thrice removed of Manford Latimer Hudson; fourth cousin of Reynolds Clough (1875-1918).
  Political family: Rodney family of Delaware (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Moore Richardson (1858-1930) — also known as John M. Richardson — of Delaware. Born in Snow Hill, Worcester County, Md., February 10, 1858. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1928. Episcopalian. Died in Georgetown, Sussex County, Del., August 4, 1930 (age 72 years, 175 days). Interment at St. Paul's Episcopal Churchyard, Georgetown, Del.
  Relatives: Brother-in-law of Henry Virden Lyons (1866-1945); great-grandson-in-law of Caleb Rodney.
  Political family: Rodney family of Delaware (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Henry Virden Lyons (1866-1945) — also known as Harry V. Lyons — of Lewes, Sussex County, Del. Born in Sussex County, Del., April 9, 1866. Republican. Member of Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 10th District, 1905-06, 1935-36; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1912 (alternate), 1916 (alternate), 1924 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business); candidate for Presidential Elector for Delaware, 1912, 1940. Died October 29, 1945 (age 79 years, 203 days). Interment at St. Peter's Churchyard, Lewes, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Burton Lyons (1835-1930) and Margaret C. (Virden) Lyons (1840-1920); brother-in-law of John Moore Richardson (1858-1930); married 1896 to Elizabeth Rowland Chambers (1875-1950).
  Political family: Rodney family of Delaware (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Reynolds Clough (1875-1918) — of Dover, Kent County, Del. Born in Delaware, May 10, 1875. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1912 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Died, from pneumonia and influenza, in Dover, Kent County, Del., October 15, 1918 (age 43 years, 158 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Frances Smith (Reynolds) Clough (1833-1906) and William L. Clough (1834-1887); married, November 16, 1905, to Ethel Riggs (1879-1919); first cousin thrice removed of Daniel Rodney and Caleb Rodney (1767-1840); first cousin four times removed of Caesar Rodney and Thomas Rodney; second cousin twice removed of George Brydges Rodney; second cousin thrice removed of Caesar Augustus Rodney; third cousin once removed of John Henry Rodney; third cousin twice removed of Thomas McKean Rodney; fourth cousin of Caleb Rodney Layton.
  Political families: Rodney family of Delaware; Lawrence-Andrew-Rodney-Parrish family of Adel, Georgia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Roger Alfred Davis (1889-1967) — also known as Roger A. Davis — of Hartly, Kent County, Del. Born in Delaware, March 2, 1889. Grocer; member of Delaware state house of representatives from Kent County 4th District, 1931-32, 1953-54; arrested, in April 1954, by Maryland State Police, on U.S. Route 50, and charged with drunk and reckless driving, as well as disorderly conduct; jailed overnight, pleaded guilty, and fined. Died in Hartly, Kent County, Del., December 6, 1967 (age 78 years, 279 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Alfred Davis (1845-1928) and Sarah Ann (Jones) Davis (1850-1937); married 1918 to Hannah Boulden Kirk (1895-1971); father of Roger Elmer Davis; third cousin thrice removed of Daniel Rodney and Caleb Rodney (1767-1840).
  Political families: Rodney family of Delaware; Lawrence-Andrew-Rodney-Parrish family of Adel, Georgia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Roger Elmer Davis (1920-1993) — also known as Roger E. Davis — of Hartly, Kent County, Del. Born in Newark, New Castle County, Del., March 20, 1920. Republican. Candidate for Delaware state house of representatives from Kent County 4th District, 1946. Died in Hartly, Kent County, Del., November 4, 1993 (age 73 years, 229 days). Interment at Hartly Methodist Church Cemetery, Hartly, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Roger Alfred Davis (1889-1967) and Hannah (Kirk) Davis (1895-1971); married 1945 to Margaret Christina McKenzie Mowatt (1919-1992).
  Political family: Rodney family of Delaware (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Manford Latimer Hudson (1924-2012) — also known as Manford L. Hudson — of Sussex County, Del. Born in Frankford, Sussex County, Del., April 14, 1924. Republican. Farmer; candidate for Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 4th District, 1950. Church of Christ. Died, in Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Wicomico County, Md., September 23, 2012 (age 88 years, 162 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Laurel, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Latimer Hudson (1890-1950) and Sarah Edna (Dingle) Hudson (1894-1971); married to Jane Gray (1929-2016); third cousin thrice removed of Caleb Rodney Layton (1851-1930).
  Political family: Rodney family of Delaware (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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